503

Date: 
May 21, 1971
Location: 
Oval Office
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1 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
Conversation No. 503-1 Date: May 21, 1971 Time: Unknown between 8:13 am and 9:25 am Location: Oval Office The President met with H.R. (Bob) Haldeman; the recording begins while the conversation is in progress. President's schedule -Unknown group -Agenda -President's dinner plans Events -Press -Cameras -Presence at recent event -School event -Photo opportunities -Press -School event -White House photographer -Mary Brooks [?] -Tulane alumni dinner, May 20, 1971 -Press coverage -Melvin R. Laird -Attendees -F. Edward Hébert -Graduate of Tulane University -Presidents statement -Press coverage -Army Band -Hail to the Chief -Comments from a member of the audience Press -Handling -White House press pool -Bob Belini [sp?] -Stories
2 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
Hébert and [Thomas] Hale Boggs -Louisiana Southern California -[Forename unknown] Greenway [?] Louisiana -Unknown person -Football Unknown person News summary -Unknown person -Follow-up Unknown office -Staff -Girls Henry A. Kissinger entered at an unknown time after 8:13 am.
International Telecommunications Satellite Consortium [INTELSAT] -President's meeting with INTELSAT conference May 21, 1971 -Time -Location -Length of meeting -Signing ceremony -U. Alexis Johnson -William P. Rogers -Timing -Press -Strategic Arms Limitation Talks [SALT] -Camera coverage -Length and timing of President's appearance -Signing ceremony -Possible Presidential remarks -Length of INTELSAT conference -International communications -Reason for making remarks
3 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
SALT agreement Tulane alumni dinner -Howard K. Smith -President's visit to the dinner -Dinner honoring -Hébert -Boggs -Allen J. Ellender -Time of President's visit -Surprise visit INTELSAT Conference meeting, May 21, 1971 -Johnson -Time of President's visit to INTELSAT Conference President's schedule, May 21, 1971 -Meeting with SALT delegation -Meeting with the National Medal of Science winners -Awarding medals -Photo opportunity -Academia -INTELSAT Conference meeting -State Department -Meeting with the National Medal of Science winners -Reception -INTELSAT -Johnson Kissinger left at an unknown time before 8:43 am. Tulane alumni Dinner, May 20, 1971 -Press coverage -Louisiana -President's remarks -Band -"Hail to the Chief" Executive staff -Election -Assistant Secretaries -Frederic V. Malek
Conv. No. 503-1 (cont.)
4 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
-John B. Connally -John A. Volpe, George W. Romney -Assistant Secretaries -Lyndon B. Johnson, John F. Kennedy, Dwight D. Eisenhower -Their executive staffs -Old Executive Office Building [EOB] Conv. No. 503-1 (cont.) ****************************************************************************** BEGIN WITHDRAWN ITEM NO. 6 [Personal returnable] [Duration: 23s ]
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Discrimination -Busing in Texas -Unknown person in Texas -Court order -Justice Department -John N. Mitchell -Schools -Percentage of blacks -Jury -Pasadena, California -Quotas -Busing -Civil Rights Commission -Rev. Theodore S. Hesburgh -John D. Ehrlichman -White House strategy -Court order White House staff -Meetings -George P. Shultz -Ehrlichman
5 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
-Haldeman -Kissinger -Staff meetings in the morning -Events in Congress -News stories -Executive Departments Conv. No. 503-1 (cont.) ********************************************************************** BEGIN WITHDRAWN ITEM NO. 1 [Personal Returnable] [Duration: 13s ]
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Unknown man and the press Cabinet and staff -Romney -James D. Hodgson -Leadership qualities -Shultz -Treasury -Shultz compared to David M. Kennedy -Shultz -Peter N. Flanigan -Council of Economic Advisors [CEA] -Peter G. Peterson -Arthur F. Burns -Domestic Council members -Connally -Economic policy -Leadership -Football analogy -Paul W. McCracken -Burns
6 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
The President talked with an unknown person [Kissinger?] at an unknown time after 8:13 am. Schedule [End of telephone conversation] Letter President is writing -Kissinger Conv. No. 503-1 (cont.) Department of Defense -Job for David Packard -Laird -Divestment of stock -Donald H. Rumsfeld -Army
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Kissinger entered at 8:43 am. INTELSAT Conference -Kissinger's meeting with Johnson David K.E. Bruce -Cable to Kissinger -Resignation -Health -Loyalty to President -Health -Return to US -Unknown group or country -May, June deadlines
7 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
-Strategy for dealing with the resignation -Meeting with Kissinger next week and the President SALT -Kissinger's press briefing -News Summary -Coverage Conv. No. 503-1 (cont.) -Presidents role -Washington Post's headlines -New York Times -Television -Marvin L. Kalb's comments -Gerard C. Smith -Vladimir S. Semenov -Kissinger's opening statement to the press -Anatoliy F. Dobrynin -Smith -Party -Press political bias -John Kennedy -Washington Post -Television coverage -President's announcement -Press columnists -Smith -Leaks to the press -Bureaucracy -Arms Control and Disarmament Agency [ACDA] -State Department -White House bargaining position -New York Times editorial on May 21, 1971 -Congressional reaction -President's initiative -John A. Scali -President's initiative -Congress -Kissinger's briefing -Television -Congressional reaction -Edward W. Brooke -Charles H. Percy
8 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
-Hubert H. Humphrey -March 25 -Charles W. Colson -State Department -ACDA -Press coverage -Timing -Press coverage Conv. No. 503-1 (cont.) -New York Times and Washington Post stories -President's initiative -Unknown reporter -Humphrey, J. William Fulbright -Congressional resolutions -Edmund S. Muskie -Press coverage -Television networks -The Today Show -Washington Post reaction -John Kennedy -President's initiative -David Kraslow -Conversation with Kissinger on May 20, 1971 -Sunday Los Angeles Times -Peoples Republic of China [PRC] -John W. Chancellor -Presentation of Science Awards on May 21, 1971 -Joseph W. Alsop -Kissinger's briefing -Invitation to James J. Kilpatrick, Jr. -Unknown person -[Forename unknown] Steward [?] -Newsweek -Time -Edward Steele -President's initiative -Press backgrounders -Smith -Kissinger -President's briefing of Congressional leaders May 20, 1971 on SALT agreement -Rogers, Laird, Smith -Hugh S. Sidey
9 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
-Possible Kissinger statement to press -Strategy -Communist nations -Arms control -President's initiative -Kissinger's briefing -Sidey -Compared to PRC -US government agencies -President's initiative -John F. Osbourne and Sidey -Role of Kissinger -"Hot Line" telephone -Negotiations -Kissinger -Newspapers -Sidey -Osbourne -Kissinger's briefing -Smith White House press briefings -State Department [?] -Help in White House briefings -Laos -Smith -Antiballistic missile [ABM] Schedule Kissinger left at 9:05 am. Cabinet and staff -Rogers -Laird -Connally -Colson -Connally -Rogers -Laird -Romney -Volpe
Conv. No. 503-1 (cont.)
10 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
-Maurice H. Stans -Hodgson -Elliot L. Richardson -President's letter to the Soviets -Kissinger's meeting with Dobrynin -Senate -Leaks Conv. No. 503-1 (cont.) Unknown person -Washington Post -Support for the President Reactions to SALT agreement -Michael J. Mansfield -Muskie -Humphrey -Fulbright -Television -Kissinger -Daniel Patrick Moynihan -Scali -Conservatives -Ronald L. Ziegler Media coverage of the White House -Press reaction to SALT -Osborne -Richardson -Television -Washington Post -Joseph C. Kraft -Chalmers Roberts -Washington Post -Media coverage of the demonstrators -Middle East -Rogers -Coverage of President Congress -Robert J. Dole Cabinet officers and staff
11 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
-Connally -Mitchell -Richardson -Volpe -National Transportation Week -Connally -Rogers -George H.W. Bush -William F. (Billy) Graham -Charles G. ("Bebe") Rebozo
Conv. No. 503-1 (cont.)
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Haldeman left at 9:25 am.
Conversation No. 503-2 Date: May 21, 1971 Time: Unknown between 9:25 am and 9:37 am Location: Oval Office The President talked with the White House operator. [See Conversation No. 3-107]
12 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
Conversation No. 503-3 Date: May 21, 1971 Time: 9:37 am - 9:40 am Location: Oval Office The President talked with William L. Safire. [See Conversation No. 3-108] Conv. No. 503-1 (cont.)
Conversation No. 503-4 Date: May 21, 1971 Time: 9:40 am - 9:46 am Location: Oval Office The President met with Alexander P. Butterfield. National Medals of Science -Awards -Strategy for making ceremony go smoothly -Medal of honor Butterfield left at 9:46 am.
Conversation No. 503-5 Date: May 21, 1971 Time: Unknown between 9:46 am and 9:53 am Location: Oval Office The President met with Manolo Sanchez.
13 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
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Conv. No. 503-5 (cont.)
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Sanchez left at an unknown time before 9:53 am.
Conversation No. 503-6 Date: May 21, 1971 Time: 9:53 am - 10:43 am Location: Oval Office The President met with Ronald L. Ziegler. Economic issues -Consumer Price Index [CPI] increase -John B. Connally -George P. Shultz -George W. Romney -Congress -Spending -Full employment budget -Price parity -Shultz's reaction to CPI figure -Food price increases -Last year's food price rise -Inflation -Rate Strategic Arms Limitation Talks [SALT]
14 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
-Henry A. Kissingers briefing -President's initiative Ziegler left at 9:56 am. Kissinger entered at 9:56 am. SALT negotiations Conv. No. 503-5 (cont.) -William P. Rogers -Gerard C. Smith -Level -Rogers -Timing -Accidental war -Hot line -Possible statement -Smith -Vladimir S. Semenov -Anatoliy F. Dobrynin -Helsinki -SALT delegates -Leaks -Anti-ballistic missiles [ABM] -Offensive weapons -US position -ABM -Safeguard -Dobrynin -Kissinger's briefing to the press -ABM -Offensive weapons -Multiple Independently-targetable Reentry Vehicle [MIRV] -Submarines -Press reaction -President's involvement in SALT agreement -Role of Joint Chiefs of Staff [JCS] -Support for President by press in coming election -President Stephen B. Bull entered at an unknown time after 9:56 am. Forthcoming SALT delegation meeting with the President
15 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
Bull left at an unknown time before 10:03 am. Kissinger's meeting in his office with two reporters Change of Kissinger's scheduled meeting on Vietnam until May 22, 1971 Kissinger's future meetings with -[Forename unknown] Franco of Newsweek -Osborn Elliott -James J. Kilpatrick, Jr. -William F. Buckley, Jr. SALT -Press reaction -Times editorial of May 21, 1971 -People Rogers, Gerard C. Smith, Royal B. Allison, Paul H. Nitze, Llewellyn E. Thompson, and Philip J. Farley entered at 10:03 am; photographers were present at the beginning of the meeting. Science Medals Seating arrangement Photographs SALT negotiations -Vienna -Outcome of the SALT agreement -Press -Defense Department and their supporters -Leaks -White House -Rogers -State Department -Bureaucracy -President's position on inclusion of safeguards in SALT -Press -Henry M. ("Scoop") Jackson -ABM -Washington, D.C. -Perception of Soviet interests
Conv. No. 503-6 (cont.)
16 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
-Offensive weapons -President's expectations of SALT -Senators -Press columnists -Press conferences -Soviet and American domestic problems -Agreement -Negotiating strategy -Rogers -Public perception -J. William Fulbright -Congressional action -Smith -US security -Leaks -Success of negotiations -Consultation -Information -American security -Strategy -Perception of Soviet arms -Agreement -Hot line -Time period -Treaty -President's China policy -French -British -ABM -Soviet advantage -US defenses -American security -Soviet missiles -A comprehensive treaty -Scope of the SALT agreement -Missile sites -Smith -Thomas H. Moorer -Options -Radar -European Security Council
Conv. No. 503-6 (cont.)
17 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
-Rogers forthcoming meeting -Their reaction to SALT -Soviet-American policy -Influence Science awards -Peace Conv. No. 503-6 (cont.) Alexander P. Butterfield entered at 10:40 am. President's schedule -Science awards ceremony -International Telecommunications Satellite Consortium [INTELSAT] Rogers, et al., left at 10:43.
Conversation No. 503-7 Date: May 21, 1971 Time: 10:46 am - 10:47 am Location: Oval Office The President met with Alexander P. Butterfield. Senate Request Butterfield left at 10:47 am.
Conversation No. 503-8 Date: May 21, 1971 Time: Unknown between 10:47 am and 11:02 am Location: Oval Office
18 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
The President met with Stephen B. Bull. President's schedule Bull left at an unknown time before 11:02 am. Conversation No.(cont.) Conv. No. 503-6 503-9 Date: May 21, 1971 Time: Unknown after 11:29 am until 11:41 am Location: Oval Office The President met with William P. Rogers; the recording begins while the conversation is in progress. Foreign policy -Germany -Russians -People's Republic of China [PRC] -Chinese reaction -Rogers luncheon speech -Chinese scientists visiting the US -Western European scientists -Egyptian doctors in antiquity -Egypt -Pyramids -Temples -Egyptian civilization -Egyptian people -Anwar el-Sadat -Egypt's relationship to the US President's schedule -Scientists -International Telecommunications Satellite Consortium [INTELSAT] Rogers schedule -Haircut
19 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
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Conv. No. 503-9 (cont.)
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CANADA
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PRC -Development of US-PRC relations -United Nations [UN] issue -US-Soviet Union relations -US's dealings with PRC -Soviets -Visits by US officials -Maurice H. Stans -David M. Kennedy -Handling -Soviet Union -Rogers speech [May 21, 1971?] -President speech to Red Cross [May 20, 1971?]
20 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
-President's meeting with a Chinese teacher -Brotherhood -1981 -Open Travel to PRC, Soviet Union -Brotherhood Soviet Union Conv. No. 503-9 -Llewellyn E. (Tommy) Thompson's views on how to deal with the Russians(cont.) -Tass [?] attack on US imperialism -PRC -US foreign policy -Handling -President's message of January 8th to Aleksei N. Kosygin, Leonid I. Brezhnev Alexander P. Butterfield entered at an unknown time after 11:29 am. President's schedule Butterfield left at an unknown time before 11:41 am. Soviet Union -Party Congress -Laos -PRC initiative -Middle East The Middle East -Rogers' role in Middle East settlement -Presidents instructions to Rogers -Jews -Role for the President in reaching a settlement -Jews -Richard Bolling -Pacificists -Quakers -US elections -Democrats -Bolling
21 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
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MIDDLE EAST
Conv. No. 503-9 (cont.)
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Science Youth -Zero growth rate The President and Rogers left at approximately 11:41 am.
Conversation No. 503-10 Date: May 21, 1971 Time: 12:09 pm - 12:10 pm Location: Oval Office The President met with William P. Rogers and Stephen B. Bull. President's schedule Rogers and Bull left at 12:10 pm.
22 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
Conversation No. 503-11 Date: May 21, 1971 Time: 12:11 pm - 12:20 pm Location: Oval Office The President met with Donald Schollander and Jonathan Rose; the White House photographer was present at the beginning of the meeting. Schollander's activities -President's appreciation -Success -Sacrifice -Dedication -Schollander's environment -Direction -Training -Talent -God Sports -Young people -University of Pennsylvania -Basketball -Yale -Thrill of sports -Vicariousness -Olympics -Penn and Cornell -Football -Yale -Yale football coach [?] -His record -George Hanes -Schollander's Olympic coach -Santa Clara Swim Club -Hanes -Coaches in Southern California -Tennis -Southern California -Australia -Unknown person
23 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
-Vincent T. (Vince) Lombardi -George E. Allen -University of Michigan -Christian A. (Sonny) Jurgenson -Talents -Quarterbacking
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-John C. (Johnny) Unitas -Athletes -Golfers -Arnold D. Palmer -Baseball Presentation of cuff links to Schollander Golf -Rhythm Schollander and Rose left at 12:20 pm.
Conversation No. 503-12 Date: May 21, 1971 Time: 12:20 pm Location: Oval Office
24 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
The President met with Stephen B. Bull. Film to be shown in the Family Theatre Bull left at 12:20 pm. Conv. No. 503-11 (cont.)
Conversation No. 503-13 Date: May 21, 1971 Time: 12:20 pm - 12:31 pm Location: Oval Office The President met with Mr. and Mrs. Sidney Stevens, Mr. and Mrs. Alex D. Steinkamp and Robert H. Finch; the White House photographer was present at the beginning of the meeting. Greetings Introduction to Mr. and Mrs. Steinkamp Visit of Stevens and Steinkamp to Treasury -Lunch with Mary T. Brooks -President's meeting with her on May 20, 1971 -Famous room at Treasury -John Petty -Used by Andrew Johnson -President's meeting with John B. Connally on May 20, 1971 -Petty -Stevens and Steinkamp's meeting with Connally and John R. (Johnnie) Walker on May 20, 1971 Revenue sharing -County-level -Confidence on the local level Carpeting in the Oval Office Presentation of gifts
25 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
-Cuff links -Golf balls Rose Garden -Mrs. Stevens daughter, Nancy and son-in-law -Julie Nixon Eisenhower's wedding date -Children Conv. No. 503-12 (cont.) Tour Mr. and Mrs. Stevens, et. al., left at 12:31 pm.
Conversation No. 503-14 Date: May 21, 1971 Time: Unknown between 12:31 pm and 2:59 pm Location: Oval Office The President met with Stephen B. Bull. President's schedule [?] Bull left at an unknown time before 2:59 pm.
Conversation No. 503-15 Date: May 21, 1971 Time: 2:59 pm - 3:39 pm Location: Oval Office The President met with H. R. (Bob) Haldeman. President's schedule -Julie Nixon Eisenhower -January 8th
26 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
-John A. Scali George P. Shultz and John D. Ehrlichman entered at 3:06 pm. Bankers meeting in Munich -Peter G. Peterson -John B. Connally -Size of US delegation -Attendees -Federal Reserve governors -Treasury people -Peterson International Trade Hearings -Shultz's testimony -Paul J. Fannin -Abraham A. Ribicoff', Russell B. Long -Questions asked Shultz -US policy on international economic matters -US Senate -World trade -Senate's feelings toward State Department -Ribicoff's views on Council of Economic Advisors [CEA] -State Department's role -Peterson Peterson -Congressional affairs -Republicans -James R. Schlesinger -Intelligence field -Defense -Science -Atomic Energy Commission [AEC] -Peterson's views -Appropriations -Defense Department -James C. Fletcher -Chairmanship -Schlesinger -Peterson -Schlesinger
Conv. No. 503-13 (cont.)
27 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
-Peterson's plans for reorganizing AEC -Connally's meeting with President -Peterson's ideas -Connally -Staff -Treasury compared to Housing and Urban Development [HUD], Department of Transportation [DOT] -Economic spokesman Conv. No. 503-15 (cont.) -Peterson's interests in security and economics -National security -International economic and monetary problems -Staff for Peterson -Schlesinger -Re-organization of government agencies -AEC -Head -Schlesinger -Peterson's interest in international trade -Sugar -Peterson's interest in a job in the intelligence field -Government re-organization -June -Henry A. Kissinger -Schlesinger -Peterson -Intelligence field -Peterson -Job for him -Knowledge in intelligence field -Schlesinger -His paper on intelligence -Budget Jerome M. Rosow -Assistant Secretary at Labor Department -Return to Standard Oil -His letter of resignation -Effective date Housing -Integration -Rev. Theodore S. Hesburgh
28 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
-HUD's statement -Meeting on May 21, 1971 between Ehrlichman, Shultz, George W. Romney and John N. Mitchell -Meeting scheduled between them for next Thursday -Blackjack, Missouri case -Mitchell -Courts -Republican county executive of Blackjack, Conv. No. 503-15 (cont.) Missouri -Ehrlichman -Raymond K. Price, Jr. Environmental policy -John C. Whitaker -Polls -Political significance -Interest in by the White House -Whitaker -Louis P. Harris poll -Whitaker -Analysis of the polls -Myth compared with fact -Industry jobs -William D. Ruckelshaus, Virginia H. Knauer, Peter M. Flanigan, Elliot L. Richardson, Maurice H. Stans, James D. Hodgson, and Peterson -Periodic meetings regarding the issue of guidelines on regulation -President meeting with Nobel Peace Prize winner, Norman E. Borlaug -Small wheat strains -India, Pakistan, Mexico, Latin America -Starvation -Dichlorodephenyl trichloroethan [DDT] -Pesticides -Costs compared with benefits -Ruckelshaus' views -Pressure groups -Anti-trust -Subjecting his decisions to review -Anti-trust activity -Pesticides, DDT, environment safety, consumerism -Universities -College professors and associates -Political costs of environmental public policy -Unemployment
29 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
-Shultz's previous memo to Ruckelshaus -Costs and gains -Ruckelshaus -Safety -Consumerism -Stans -Environmental impact statement -Stan's proposal -Safety, consumerism -Economic impact statement -Cost in terms of jobs and business -Cost to consumers -Regulation President's schedule -Quadriad meeting May 21, 1971
Conv. No. 503-15 (cont.)
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Shultz and Ehrlichman left and Kissinger entered at 3:34 pm. Vietnam -Casualties -Battle report -Statistics -Accidental deaths -Military casualties -Acceptable figures -Elections -Nguyen Van Thieu -National Assembly
30 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
-Ellsworth F. Bunker -Electoral votes -US liberals -Bunker -South Vietnamese elections -US liberals President's schedule -Bunker's meeting with the President Vietnam -Bunker -Kissinger's communications with the President -William P. Rogers -Out of the country -Alexander M. Haig, Jr. -Melvin R. Laird -Rogers -Announcement -Bunker -Rogers Stephen B. Bull entered at an unknown time after 3:34 pm. Presidents schedule -Request for appointment Kissinger, Haldeman and Bull left at 3:39 pm. Conv. No. 503-15 (cont.)
Conversation No. 503-16 Date: May 21, 1971 Time: 3:40 pm - 5:26 pm Location: Oval Office The President met with Herbert Stein, George P. Shultz, John B. Connally and Arthur F. Burns. General conversation
31 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
US economy -Recovery -Forecasts -Unemployment -Inflation -Consumer Price Index [CPI] -Retail sales -April, May -Forecasts -Unknown person -Wholesale price index -Mortgage interest -CPI -Gross National Products [GNP] calculations -National income calculations -Unemployment -Price increases -Response of American people -Inflation -George Meany -Lunch with Burns -Support of President -Labor support of President -Prize freeze -Review board -Negotiations -Regulations -Lifting -Timing -Prices -Interest rates -Housing starts -Food prices -Non-food commodities -Economic policy -Commodities Manolo Sanchez [?] entered at an unknown time after 3:40 pm. Iced tea
Conv. No. 503-15 (cont.)
32 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
Sanchez [?] left at an unknown time before 5:22 pm. US economy -Agriculture -Drought -State of economy -Rate of inflation -CPI -Construction business -Price controls Steel industry -Labor -Strikes -Managements attitude -Quotas -Government intervention -Rate increase -Tariff -Relief -Moral persuasion -Labor -Government intervention Construction industry -Figures -Productivity -Unemployment -Labor union -James D. Hodgson Steel industry -Strike -Timing -Collective bargaining -Posture -Compared to past negotiations -John N. Mitchell -Presidents role -Work rules -Compared to railroads -Productivity
Conv. No. 503-16 (cont.)
33 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
-Work rules -Piece work -Effect on productivity -Conrad Cooper -Productivity commission -Work rules Labor unions -Work rules -Construction -Railroads Steel industry -Negotiations -Intervention -Presidents role -Effect on the country US economy -Prices -Increases -Stein, Shultz opinions -Controls -Price indexes -Burns statement -Price controls -Meany -Employment -Office of Price Administration [OPA] -Burns -Timing of initiating -Steel industry -Hodgson -Foreign production compared to US production -Effect on labor management relations -Japanese labor -Possible Presidential statement -Television -Educational networks -Prime-time -William L. Safire Conv. No. 503-16 (cont.)
34 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
-Peter G. Peterson -Competition with rest of world -Burns -Audience -Educational television -Stein -Content of President's remarks -Visual aids -Radio talks Budget -Forthcoming budget session -Peterson, Connally, and the President -Discussion of goals Financial markets -Expansion -Fluctuations -Peter M. Flanigan -Future -Burns -Expansion -Democratic economists -Walter E. Heller -Paul A. Samuelson -Unemployment -Inflation -Deficit -Fiscal 1971 -Outlays -Fiscal 1972 -Revenue -Tax returns -Social Security -Deficit -Fiscal 1971 -Fiscal 1972 -Appropriations -Social Security -Welfare Reform Bill -Social Security -Gross National Product [GNP] -Social Security
Conv. No. 503-16 (cont.)
35 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
-Tax returns -Depreciation -Outlays -Welfare Reform Bill -Medicare -Cost savings -President's budget -Congress -Appropriations -Education bill -Deficit -Inflation -President's budget -Revenue sharing -Strategy for getting President's budget through Congress -Compared to Fiscal 1971 -Fiscal 1973 budget -Taxes -Budget deficit -Public perception -Administrations strategy -Implications -Economic plans -Prize freezes -Wage freezes US economy -Expansion -Projections -Full employment revenues -1971 -1972 -Congress -Appropriations bills -Timing -Opposition party -Strategy -Deficit spending -Fiscal policy -Jobs -Deficit spending
Conv. No. 503-16 (cont.)
36 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
-Public awareness -Full employment budget -Stein -Developing a plan of action -Fiscal policy -Economic stimulation -Inflation -Congress -Social Security -Council of Economic Advisors [CEA] -Congress -Public awareness -Press -Social Security increases -Public awareness -Benefits -Costs -Blacks -Poor Automobile industry -John A. Volpe -Airbags -Price of automobiles -Bicycles
Conv. No. 503-16 (cont.)
Monetary policy -Banker's meeting -Burns -George W. Mitchell, James Dewey Daane, Paul A. Volcker, Connally -Paul Grover -Congress, Treasury Department -International Bankers Association -Europe -US -Congress Economic policy -Connallys role -Secretary of States role -CEA
37 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
-Secretary of Labor -Secretary of Treasury -Coordination of economic policy -Connally -Connally's plan -Secretary of Treasury -CEA -Economic spokesman -Secretary of Treasury -Role of CEA -Stein -Paul W. McCracken -Shultz -Strategy -Europeans -Knowledge of US foreign policy -CEA -Shultz -Maurice H. Stans -Hodgson -Plan -Burns -Connally -Meetings of the Quadriad Stephen B. Bull entered at an unknown time after 3:40 pm. President's schedule -Forthcoming meeting with Robert D. Murphy -Kissingers conversation with Murphy -People's Republic of China [PRC] Bull left at an unknown time before 5:22 pm.
Conv. No. 503-16 (cont.)
Economic policy formation -Purpose of meeting of Quadriad -Secretaries of Commerce, Labor, Agriculture, Housing -H. R. (Bob) Haldeman -Hodgson -Stans -Foreign policy formation
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-William P. Rogers -"Meet the Press" -Kissinger -Backgrounder -President's role -Role for Connally -Press -Role for President -Role for Connally Monetary policy -Burns meeting with unknown banker -Upcoming meeting in Europe of central banks -President's meeting with Connally, May 20, 1971 -US policy -Strength -Fiscal policy restraints -Education Bill -Productivity -Governors -Balance of payments -International monetary policy -Willy Brandt -West Germany -Unemployment -US economic policy -International monetary system -Balance of payments -US domestic economy -Relationship to European economies -1970 -President's visit to Europe in February, 1969 -US economic policy -Inflation -[James] Harold Wilson's Cabinet -Effect of US economy -Japan -International money markets -Interest rates -Federal Reserve Board -Effect of steel strike -Strength
Conv. No. 503-16 (cont.)
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-Confidence -Price of gold -Rogers -Possible increases -Previous crisis -The Hague -Central bankers -International monetary meeting Conv. No. 503-16 (cont.) -Foreign policy -Strategic Arms Limitation Talks [SALT] -Compared with international monetary policy -Dutch, Belgians, Germans, British -US leadership -Clarifying US policy -Possible changes in international monetary system -Brandt -Germans -US policy -International monetary affairs -Connally -Swiss currency -Austrian currency -Dutch currency -Germany currency -Icelandic currency -Inflation -Gold -Burns and George W. Romney -US Reserves -Price -Revaluing -Foreign debt -Malaysia -Gold request -Burns -Connally -Poker
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US ECONOMIC POLICY WITH EUROPE
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-Connally's assessment Burns left at 5:26 pm.
Conversation No. 503-17 Conv. No. 503-16 (cont.) Date: May 21, 1971 Time: 5:26 pm - 5:55 pm Location: Oval Office The President met with Robert D. Murphy and Alexander M. Haig, Jr. Tie
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TAIWAN
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Presentation of gifts -Golf balls -Cuff links -Tie clasp Murphy and Haig left at 5:55 pm.
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Conversation No. 503-18 Date: May 21, 1971 Time: 5:58 pm - 6:00 pm Location: Oval Office The President met with Alexander P. Butterfield. President's remarks for tomorrow, May 22, 1971 Butterfield left at 6:00 pm. Conv. No. 503-17 (cont.)
Conversation No. 503-19 Date: May 21, 1971 Time: Unknown between 6:00 pm and 6:04 pm Location: Oval Office The President talked with an unknown person. President's schedule
Conversation No. 503-20 Date: May 21, 1971 Time: 6:04 pm - unknown before 6:26 pm Location: Oval Office The President met with Alexander P. Butterfield. President's remarks for tomorrow, May 22, 1971 -1st draft -Ronald L. Ziegler -Text
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Butterfield left and H.R. (Bob) Haldeman entered at 6:07 pm. Presidential libraries -Lyndon B. Johnson -Harry S. Truman -San Clemente -Office at library President's remarks for tomorrow, May 22, 1971 -News -Style [Pause] Anastasio Somoza Debayle -Visit to US -Honorary dinner -Somoza's West Point Alumni fellows -Nicaragua -Attendance Butterfield entered at an unknown time after 6:07 pm. Press Butterfield left at an unknown time before 6:26 pm. Television William F. (Billy) Graham [Pause] President's schedule -Lyndon B. Johnson library ceremony -Television coverage -Program Haldeman left at an unknown time before 6:26 pm.
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Conversation No. 503-21 Date: May 21, 1971 Time: Unknown between 6:07 pm and 6:26 pm Location: Oval Office Conv. No. 503-20 (cont.) The President met with Ronald Ziegler and Alexander P. Butterfield [?]. President's schedule -Lunch tomorrow -Charles G. ("Bebe") Rebozo meeting with the President Ziegler and Butterfield [?] left at an unknown time before 6:26 pm.
Conversation No. 503-22 Date: May 21, 1971 Time: Unknown between 6:07 pm and 6:26 pm Location: Oval Office The President met with Alexander P. Butterfield. Speech -1358 words Press conference Butterfield left at an unknown time before 6:26 pm.
Conversation No. 503-23 Date: May 21, 1971 Time: Unknown between 6:07 pm and 6:26 pm Location: Oval Office
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The President met with Stephen B. Bull. President's schedule -Charles G. ("Bebe") Rebozo meeting Bull left at an unknown time before 6:26 pm.
Conversation No. 503-24 Date: May 21, 1971 Time: Unknown after 6:07 pm until 6:34 pm Location: Oval Office The President met with Charles G. ("Bebe") Rebozo.
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[The President talked with the White House operator at an unknown time between 6:07 pm and 6:26 pm] [Conversation No. 503-24A] [See Conversation No. 3-111] [End of telephone conversation]
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Conv. No. 503-24 (cont.)
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Previous announcement -Strategic Arms Limitation Talks [SALT] -Antiballistic missile [ABM] -Soviet Union [The President talked with Thelma C. (Pat) Nixon between 6:26 pm and 6:28 pm] [Conversation No. 503-24B] [See Conversation No. 3-112; one item has been withdrawn from the conversation] [End of telephone conversation]
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The President and Rebozo left at 6:34 pm.